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2010 Acura TL Base 4dr Sedan 2WD

2010 Acura TL
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Front-Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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February 18, 2013, 5:09 pm

Shari B
 

Question: Transmission Replacement

I own a 2005 Acura TL with about 188,000 miles on it. Except for 1 missed tune up, I have faithfully taken my vehicle for schedule service since purchase. I bought the car new, off the lot. This weekend the transmission began to slip where by Monday the car just would not go into gear. The dealership is telling me that I need a new transmission. Come on. This is an Acura. I purchased the car for its reliability and outstanding performance record. Should I be skeptical about what the dealer is telling me ?


February 25, 2013, 8:43 pm

Tyler O
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This is actually a common failure for this model. I've personally seen failures at half that millage on this auto transmission.

You'll need a replacement or rebuilt transmission. The dealer is probably the most expensive place to get this done so shop around.

Honda/Acuras are generally very reliable. The exception to this rule tends to be the auto transmission, where Toyota seems to be the winner in most models.


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